Day 1 – A new journey

Instructions

I must admit to being a little scared as I write this.

This morning, during my ‘Quiet Time’ with God, I have received an instruction. It’s just like God to make this happen on the first day of a new month, signifying a new start and a new journey. The date is 01.11.12 (the way we write it in South Africa and the UK) and as I looked at it I realised that it is almost 10.11.12. I smiled at the fact that it wasn’t 10.11.12 (my brain loves seeing patterns in things), and then the LORD said to me that it’s not 10.11.12, because He’s going to change the order of things around.

This is the instruction that I have received.

 

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There are several things that God has both warned me about as well as promised me, on this journey. It will be both an utterly amazing experience as well as a really scary one. The promise is though that as in John 16:33, Jesus says,

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] (Amp)

So, as per instructions…here we go!

Something I have struggled with for years is the transition between my Quiet Time and the rest of the day. I’ve learned that the best way to resolve something I don’t know the answer to myself, is to ask the LORD what to do. There’s often a very irritating gap between when I first start feeling the frustration and when I actually ask, though!
I usually end off my QT by putting on the ‘Armour of God’ in Ephesians 6 (and I actually read it from my Bible). I seem to feel that I know where it comes from then – a trusted source – instead of just my own memory. When I’m finished, I feel really energised because I mean what I say when I’m putting it on. Then, it often feels like I’m leaving You behind LORD and going into my day not talking to You as much as I so badly want to.
So, this morning, I asked and this is what You said. It would be way easier to put the Armour on first thing when I start my QT. That will not only help me not have to make a ‘transition’ into the day, but also remind me of how amazing You are right at the beginning of our QT!
Now you can see why I’m addicted to God’s wisdom vs my own.

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I’m reading a book called “The Supernatural Ways of Royalty” by Kris Vallotton. In it he talks about the two opposing mindsets: the one of poverty vs the one of princely. It’s when I read books like this that I’m very aware of a) how far God has already taken me and b) how much further I still have to go icon smile Day 1   A new journey

It is however, an amazing journey, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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